From Something ‘Bout Archie:
The gals at SBA pulled together a list of all the times David has sung Crush live. CLICK HERE to check it out! Nice job, guys. I’m impressed!
Looks who’s #46 on iTunes Pop Chart? Pre-order BEGIN. and get your instant Broken download here. BEGIN. was #20 last night, but I failed to cap it. Boo on me.
Here’s a quick look at things from Kari and David via twitter. I love bts info, don’t you?
Now from David (sort of)…
“I’ll Never Go” gets a B+!
CLICK HERE to read the full article on “Grantland, Grading the Top 10 Songs in The Philippines”.
And last but not least from Masterclasslady and Pamela Pike…
David Archuleta Retrospective Series Part Six: Crush
When “Crush” was released in August 2008, I remember thinking that I wasn’t sure if this was the direction I had wanted David to take with his music.
However, in retrospect, the song was genius in that it contained a hooky feel in the melodic line, something so important to the success of a song on the Billboard Charts. It was the perfect song at the perfect time in David’s career.
And the positive reviews reflected this success. It was an instantaneous hit with the critics and positioned David as a strong musical force in the entertainment industry.
According to information gathered from Wikipedia, Chuck Taylor of Billboard had this to say:
(Crush) is a suitable match for Archuleta, “hummable, age-appropriate mid tempo pop ditty for the 17-year-old, showcasing his fine mass-appeal vocal stylings with creamy harmonies and some nice falsetto effects.”
He also predicted chart success for the song, saying “‘Crush’ is likely to put its money where its title is on the charts.”
Strong words for a strong artist. And the reviews kept pouring in.
Ken Barnes of USA Today further commented that he “liked the “effortless glides into falsetto and some rousing moments in the bridge and chorus”, while Michael Slezakof Entertainment Weekly called the song “surprisingly good!” as well as “hip and contemporary.”
He further stated, “David adroitly walks the line between giving his core fans their fill of vocal runs while showing enough restraint that he won’t automatically alienate non-Idol-loving listeners.”
Please be sure to CLICK HERE to read the full article.
Happy Birthday CRUSH!